Robert R. Nathan

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Robert R. Nathan (1908–2001) was a noted American economist who was heavily involved in US industrial mobilization during World War II. Prior to the war he had worked with the Commerce Department but was appointed chair of the War Production Board's planning committee in 1942, the same year in which he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[1] After the war he started a consultancy firm Robert R. Nathan Associates (now Nathan Associates, Inc.). In the 1950s he worked for a period as chair of Americans for Democratic Action and in this role was openly critical of Eisenhower's conservative policies.[2][3]


  1. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ Schiesel, Seth (2001) Robert R. Nathan, 92, Dies; Set Factory Goals in War - New York Times, September 10, 2001
  3. ^ Katz, Arnold J. Katz (2002) February A Tribute to Robert Nathan U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis

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